The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28529   Message #354710
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
10-Dec-00 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: Capo - what are the rules?
Subject: RE: Capo - what are the rules?
I have always felt that tuning has lots of possibilities Rick. I seem to remember David Hamburger had an article in "Acoustic Guitar" on that very tuning but I can't remember the song he used to illustrate it. Must try "Freight Train" using it.

The bugger of it is however that tuning down to C causes all sorts of pitch contortions in the 6th string, unless you are using a really manly gauge to start with. (I don't: D'Addario .012 through .053 suits me fine for standard, but they don't cut it for altered tunings)

I am surprised the 3rd Hand Capo hasn't made more converts here. I am fairly certain that is what Harvey Reid uses, and by no stretch of the imagination could he be classified as semi-serious.